Finding the right house isn't always easy to do. Often times, buying your first home can be a confusing process filled with uncertainty and hidden costs that don't surface until months or even years later. HVAC equipment is often one of those hidden costs.
Don't miss the 1860s French figural cast iron fire dogs, the Hagenauer canoe, the 1960s walnut credenza, the 1920s Marti clock set, the Heisey candelabra, the Modeline lamps, the 19th century urns and the 1962 Kiyoshi Saito woodblock print.
I get a lot of questions regarding the costs of owning a home, typically about saving for a down payment or paying off a mortgage. But homeownership involves numerous other costs that can impact your budget. So as the spring home-buying season gets underway, I thought it would be a good time to step back and look more closely at the ongoing financial realities.
Research your neighborhood. Do a little digging on everything from the safety ratings of the area to your landlord themselves. Use free search features on rental websites to help you with the process.
Don't miss the restored 1890s coffee grinder, the Torino robot lamp, the 1949 Meissen horse head sculpture, the 19th century candelabra, the 1930s Marti mantel clock, the 1970s Brian Willsher teak sculpture the Kai Kristiansen hydraulic bar and the French tulip vases.
Quitclaim deeds are most often utilized to release ownership rights in the context of divorce or inheritance property settlements or to provide a gift. The quitclaim deed only transfers to the grantee (recipient of the deed) whatever title or ownership, if any, that the grantor has at the time the deed is delivered to the grantee. This is the fundamental attribute of the quitclaim deed.
The conventional wisdom that sellers should list early in the year is spot-on. But what does "early" mean? Is there such a thing as too early? Is there a sweet spot for listing your home so that it has the best chance of selling fast and for more money?
Don't miss the Tubbs snowshoe folding chair, the antique stamp box, the Jacob Hermann carved teak birds, the pair of Milo Baughman chrome lounge chairs, the 1970s Soviet commemorative lamp and the Ronald Fox lucite string sculpture.
Just released data from the U.S. Census Bureau paint a different picture, questioning a fundamental measure of economic health - home ownership levels -- which begs the question, is it all a mirage?
As spring progresses, the real estate market continues to be competitive. Buyers are doing all sorts of things to get houses beyond writing a "pick me" letter. In some cases, the risks they are taking are tough to justify.
Want to add some fab, eco-friendly style to your home but have no time to page through thousands of eBay listings? Then just sneak a peek at my Weekly...
America's national housing policy seems, in a word, adrift: rudderless, following the whims of the prevailing political winds of the day, the ebb and flow of the ocean's tides, wherever they might take us.
This eclectic mix of designer and non-designer vintage home finds caught my discerning eye because of their uniqueness, contemporary feel or highly collectible nature. As always, buyer beware! Be sure to read the listings closely and contact the sellers with any questions.
Don't miss the Arthur Umanoff wine rack, the Carl Schon soap dish, the antique book stand, the 1935 bakelite cocktail shaker, the set of 1940s sundae dishes and the 1950s floating teak secretary desk.
There are still a million foreclosures and bank-owned properties, with 8.1 million people who are currently underwater on their homes.
This story is included in Tricia McCallum's first book of poetry: Nothing Gold Can Stay: A Mother and Father Remembered .